Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Highway 40 Closing: Much Ado About Nothing?

It's day one of the Highway 40 closing, and by most accounts, everything seems to be going off without a hitch. Officials expect traffic to pick up next Monday, but hopefully commuters will adapt quickly to their new routes and the closing of Highway 40 will go down with the 1999 visit of Pope John Paul II as just another case of the local media blowing things way out of proportion. If this process can go relatively smoothly, it could bode well for the leasing of downtown office space in the near term, as prospective tenants who may have been reluctant to move downtown becuase of traffic issues will have their fears assuaged.

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